There are many benefits attributed to Kombucha – an age-old fermented teadrink that has been around (in various forms) for centuries in many different cultures.
What is Kombucha?
is a traditional fermented drink made of black tea and sugar.
It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and enzymes and has been
prized by traditional cultures for its health-promoting properties.
specifically, Kombucha is a sweetened tea that is fermented with a
SCOBY (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to become a
nutrient-rich beverage. The fermentation process takes 7-12 days
depending on temperature and the strength of the SCOBY. The SCOBY
consumes over 90% of the sugar during fermentation, resulting in a
low-sugar finished product. This process is similar to what would happen
in sourdough bread or milk/water kefir.
Once a very obscure
drink, Kombucha is now a popular beverage that is available at most
health food stores and many local grocery stores. Many people also brew
at home using various methods including the batch method and continuous